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Drunk Driver Vs Natural Gas Meter

(SOUTH HURON, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged a South Huron resident with Impaired driving offences following a collision investigation on August 23rd, 2023. 

At 3:48 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23rd, Huron County OPP officers, Huron County Paramedic Services and the South Huron Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a vehicle that had collided with a wire fence, trees and a natural gas meter on Airport Line, Municipality of South Huron. The involved driver was transported to the South Huron Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police spoke the driver and made a demand for their breath sample using the roadside screening device which resulted in a failure. The investigating officer subsequently arrested the driver for Impaired Operation.

The accused then provided further breath samples before a qualified Intoxilyzer Breath Technician. Suitable breath samples were provided to police which resulted in readings over three times the legal limit.

Gerri WOCKS, 40 years of age from South Huron has been charged with:

–      Operation while Impaired – alcohol and drugs,

–      Operation while Impaired – Over 80.

The involved vehicle was towed and impounded for seven days, and the accused’ driver’s license was suspended for a period of 90 days.

The accused was released from custody with a court appearance scheduled for October 30th, 2023, at the Ontario Court of Justice – Goderich. 

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